Sitting in front of a computer all day with hunched backs, stressing to meet deadlines and barely noticing the world outside, sounds familiar? Remember that nature is out there waiting for you with all its beauty.
There is nothing better than stepping outside and breathe in all the wonderful scents and just walk. Sometimes I feel an urge to leave everything behind and hike for weeks. Live from what nature provides, sleep in a tent and swim in a lake. When I get this urge it’s often enough just to spend a day in nature and I’ll be happy with that. But I think this feeling of wanting to be one with nature is deeply rooted in us. We’re not made to sit at a desk eight hours a day every day of the week. We are made to explore, work with our hands and move our bodies. That’s why we feel so at ease when we do such things. A feeling of being at home and a chance to let the mind relax.
It all sounds truly amazing, but what if you don’t live near a forrest?
There are several ways to enjoy nature, even though you live in a big city. Instead of eating in front of your computer, why not eat lunch outside (if the weather allows it) or eat lunch and then take a 30 minutes walk in the nearest park. Relax, listen to the birds chirping and enjoy a cup of coffee. Enjoy this alone or with a friend. The fresh air and daylight will make it so much easier to work those afternoon hours.
Take a hike
Take a bus or a car to the nearest forrest and hike. Bring food and have a picnic. This is a great exercise for both the mind and the body.
Hug a tree
This may sound silly but it’s actually confirmed that hugging trees beneficially affect human health by altering vibrational frequency. Some say that this could help get rid of head aches and depression. So show that tree some lovin’.
Find a rock or a tree stump and sit down for a while. Close your eyes and just take in all that nature has to offer, what do you hear? How does the breeze feel on your skin? What kind of thoughts pops into your head?
By: Victoria Thoors Photo: Sebastian Andersson